Retina display technology is finally coming to the iPad, a Korean newspaper has reported.  The Korea Times claims Apple is working with both LG and Samsung to develop a 2048×1536 display for the third iPad.

While the pixel density of the display would not be as dense as the iPhone 4’s retina display, such a screen would still be impressive. To put things in perspective, the rumored resolution would be higher than most high definition and plasma televisions.

The display will reportedly offer twice as many columns and rows of pixels, allowing developers to easily port their applications to the new device.

Following further testing, screens from both LG and Samsung should be ready for mass production sometime later this year.

Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 will feature an improved display to support quad extended graphics (QXGA), a display resolution of 2048×1536 pixels with a 4:3 aspect ratio to provide full high definition (HD) viewing experience.

Apple has traditionally preferred to use the same providers of the same parts for the same device, even as they evolve to different versions.

While Samsung has tried to convince Apple to adopt OLED technology, Apple does not seem to be interested. In fact, the company plans to stick to more traditional IPS technology for now:

A possible letdown for Samsung is that Apple appears to have no interest in using its flat screens based on organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs)

It’s still unclear whether the high res display will be used for an iPad HD, or an iPad 3, which could potentially launch next Spring.

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